The two office buildings will have a total leasable area of 31,524 square meters (London - 21,347 square meters, Oslo - 10,177 square meters). Both buildings will have nearly 700 parking spaces on two underground levels on an area of approximately 23,000 square meters. The Oslo building will have a 6-storey (5 functional and a technical floor) floor plan, with up-front leased areas ranging from 1,070 to 2,020 square meters, while London will have 15 floors and a sky bar on the top floor that can be used to organize corporate events. Leased spaces vary between 909 and 2,020 square meters per floor.
The ratio between the leased area and the net lease surface (known as add-on factor) is only 5%, the lowest level in the local market. The rentable spaces will have rectangular shapes for maximum flexibility and for the neutralization of unused areas. In addition, buildings are enrolled in the BREEAM Excellent certification process. Oslo and London will have an acoustic ceiling, 3-meter (above the market average) office space height, restaurant, outdoor terrace, retail and conference room. With an architecture in line with the latest trends in the office sector, the entrance areas will be completely transparent, with a height of nearly 8 meters and lounge lobbies.
"We continue to build the Sema Parc, a space that is thought of as a mix of functions, bringing together the office, residential and retail segment, plus areas for leisure or cultural activities. We believe that the Centre-West of the Capital represents the new real estate development pole and we are happy to build Class A offices in the most effervescent area of Bucharest. The London and Oslo buildings are part of the master plan for the whole Sema Parc that we hope will become for Bucharest a project similar to what Canary Wharf or Potsdamer Platz represent for London and Berlin ", said Sorin Vişoianu, River Development CEO.
The general contractor selected to carry out the works is the construction company Consola Group, and the project management will be provided by Vitalis Consulting. The concept and initial design of the two buildings was carried out by Westfourth Architecture, and the update of the project was done by M3D Cinetic.
The Oslo and London buildings are part of the Sema Parc master plan, a mixed-use project that amounts to a total of approximately 964,800 square meters. The largest share is the office segment with 54% of the total built (526,800 square meters), followed by the residential segment by 32% (305,200 square meters). Shopping and recreation areas will occupy 10% of the total built (93,500 square meters), and the hotel segment is estimated at 2% (21,300 square meters).
Petrache Poenaru Metro Station is located right at the entrance to the building and easy access by bus or tram. The Sema Parc complex is 8 minutes from Victoriei Square, a 13-minute drive from Unirii Square and close to the Basarab Passage, another junction that connects major routes in the capital. Future tenants will also have access to the facilities already available at Sema Parc, such as a supermarket and other retail areas, food truck, restaurants, but also time-after-hours opportunities such as dance academy, climbing classes or table tennis.
Over the past two years, River Development has begun a process of conversion and refurbishment of existing buildings on the Sema Parc platform in Class A office buildings with a total rental surface of over 38,000 sqm. The first two buildings (Brussels and Paris) have already been completed, the third (Berlin) is to be delivered in Q3 2019. (source: forbes.ro)